Boat House Open 2 - 4pm Daily - Free to enter
Brush up on your local knowledge for your safety.
We would urge anyone planning a visit to the coast to follow RNLI safety advice:
• Take care near cliffs - know your route and your limitations.
• Know and understand the Bembridge Ledge as this catches many people out.
• Have a plan - check the weather forecast and tide times.
• If you fall into the water unexpectedly, FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and Float.
• If individuals are choosing to go sailing or yachting it is important to ensure that equipment is properly checked and serviceable before going afloat.
• In any coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
North-easterly facing, sea wall promenade, short sandy belt above the rocky pools and ledges to low water mark, A popular beach with private beach huts.
There is an Emergency Telephone and Defibrillator (AED) on the wall adjacent to the Lifeboat Shop entrance.
On the Beach
- The tide runs fast on both sides of the Lifeboat Pier on either side of high tide.
- Do watch out on low tides so that you are not cut off on the Ledges by the incoming tides.
- The Ledges can be slippery.
- Big drops from the promenade walls.
In the Water
- Offshore winds can blow you or an inflatable toy out to sea. Don’t use them in offshore winds!
- Keep clear of manmade structures like piers or groynes.
- Keep clear of other water users – swimmers and powerboats don’t mix.
Calling for help
If you or anyone you see are in trouble:
Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. They will get help to you quickly.
The RNLI and HM Coastguard launch a beach safety campaign urging parents to protect their families and save lives at the coast.
Following key safety advice will keep people safe and help to reduce the demands placed on RNLI lifeboat crews, HM Coastguard and other emergency services.
Plan, have a plan and know that plan. Be safe.
Do come and watch our training launches. Check our 'What's on" page for up-to-date information.
Our shops are run by volunteers and all profits go towards saving lives at sea. Our shop relies on the dedication of our fantastic volunteers.
The Guild carries out various fundraising activities, looks after the station shop, provides "visitor" cover for the Offshore Boathouse and guides for the numerous school and youth group visits each year.
Check out our team and think if you'd like to be a part of it. Full training is given. Lots of positions available. You don't need to go to the sea if you don't want to.
Share your experience with the crew.
Join an amazing team.
Knowing the local area is key to being safe.
In Bembridge, we have what's known as the Bembridge ledge.
Always ensure your equipment is in good order. For more information, please contact our Water Safety Officer.
If anything, you see here sounds appealing and you'd like to get involved, please contact us.
If you have got a local story to share or comment regarding your visit.
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